Software Downloads

Below is listed the software that will get you started with getting you talking with TheGuild! Note that not all the software will work on all platforms. Also note that support for installing and configuring is up to the user.  TheGuild is not responsible if any installation process causes bad things to happen and breaks something.

Zello

Zello is the very popular Walkie Talkie app that works on smart phones, tablets, PC's, and network radios.  We have several channels available to our registered users and members.

Available for: Windows, Android, Blackberry, iOS.
Website for Download: https://zello.com/personal/

**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NETWORK RADIO USERS**
While the most current version of the Zello APK in the Play Store works, its functionality is not compatible with the experience that the Users of Network radios want. The most current version of the app takes over total control of the PTT so even if you are in Teamspeak or Echolink or any other app, if you hit the PTT, Zello will come up and take over the radio. If your Zello up dates to the current version and takes over the PTT on your radio, you will need to remove it and downgrade to Version 3.53. This can be downloaded here. https://theguildglobal.com/download/zello-v3-53-apk/

Echolink

EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.  The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities.

Available for: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS. Will run on Linux but needs additional software or you need to install the Qtel Client.
Website for Download: http://www.echolink.org/

Teamspeak

TeamSpeak is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for audio communication between users on a chat channel, much like a telephone conference call. Users typically use headphones with a microphone. The client software connects to a TeamSpeak server of the user's choice, from which the user may join chat channels.

Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
Website for Download: https://www.teamspeak.com

  CQ100/QSOnet

QsoNet uses the internet to receive audio signals from a ham radio transmitting station, then instantly reflects the audio back to all stations listening on that frequency. There is no RF. Everything is done over the internet. The result is a simulated ionosphere for worldwide amateur radio communication. Stations can use voice, CW (Morse code), PSK and FSK modulation. CQ100 is the software package that QSOnet uses for this.

Website for Download: http://qsonet.com/index.html

  Zoiper

Zoiper is a full featured SIP/IAX softphone client. It is available for all platforms and allows connection to AllStarLink Nodes if the nodes are configured to allow it and you have the proper information. It also allows calls with a properly configured account with the HamShack Hotline (on the Experimental side) as well as other SIP/IAX providers.

Available for: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Website for Download: https://www.zoiper.com/

Pi-Star

Pi-Star is a software image built initially for the Raspberry Pi (produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation).
The design concept is simple, provide the complex services and configuration for Digial Voice on Amateur radio in a way that makes it easily accessable to anyone just starting out, but make it configurable enough to be interesting for those of us who cant help but tinker.

Pi-Star can be what ever you want it to be, from a simple single mode hotsport running simplex providing you with access to the increasing number of Digital Voice networks, up to a public duplex multimode repeater!

The world is at your fingertips, and the choices are yours!

If you like to get your hands dirty, delve beneath the simple to use web based dashboard, Pi-Star provides some unique tools to make administration easy, but we also encourage those who want to understand what the system is and how it works to be as involved as they want to be!

Most importantly, have fun using Pi-Star!

Website for Download: https://www.pistar.uk/downloads/

AirDroid

Allows you to transfer files across devices, control mobile devices remotely, receive and reply to messages on computer. It fulfills the basic needs.  Great for controlling your network radio!

Website for Download:  https://www.airdroid.com/en/get.html

AMBEserver

Create the Boot Image

Download Link:  Compass Ambeserver

Instructions to setup ThumbDv as a Ambeserver on the Raspberry Pi

1) These instructions are for the customised optimised image file available for download from theGuild website

2) Just a note this customised image has memory optimisations and is a plug and play complete turn key solution. Making it easy to start enjoying Dstar and DMR.

3) You will need a 32gb Samsung EVO Plus microsd card for this image

4) This is the recommended microsd card because it is the most reliable and has levelling protection

5) Firstly you prepare the microsd card by using Mini Tool Partition Wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/

6) Delete all the existing partitions and format fat32 using this tool

7) Then write the customised image by using Win32 Disk Imager https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

8) Then you place the microsd card and plug the thumbdv into the USB port into your Raspberry Pi and then you power on the Pi

9) Then install BlueDv Ambe (unreleased) client app on your Android or Apple IOS devices from the Google play store or Apple app store

10) Go into the app and into the setup section and add your Dstar and DMR ids.

11) Congratulations you are now good to go

12) It is recommend that you change the default password and UDP port for Security reasons